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Podcast: Episode 57 – Rugby Centipede


This week Cammy is joined by John and Rory to preview the Six Nations and look back at Edinburgh and Glasgow’s European fortunes. We chat live with the Scottish Rugby Forum and Rory puts some unsettling images in our minds.

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8 Responses

  1. Regarding Ireland in the 6N – there would also be a massive psychological boost going into the World Cup if we could beat them (or stay very close at least) this year. Shame the game isn’t later on when we might have a few more players back, but they will be missing a few as well and the England game will be very physical for them the week before.

  2. Story of the six nations – Owen Farrell getting yellow-carded for a no-arms tackle and Eddie Jones telling his players to leave the field in response.

  3. Good blog, thanks.

    Box kicks-it’s quite simple:

    They work when we are playing Ireland and Wales -especially- but unfortunately they only work for the opposition and never for us. A box kick from a Scottish team invariably results in possession for the other team or us being penalized. A box kick taken by us invariably results in an injury to one of our players, a penalty, or the loss of possession in the context. And the amount of time it takes to set them up-talk about losing the element of surprise-if I never saw another one again I would be happy.

  4. Just going to put this here as I can’t think of somewhere better….

    In the sevens, Scotland pulled off a fantastic second half comeback after going down 21-0 to France early on. Finished 26-21.
    Good balance of old 7s pros and young guys that we will probably see for Edinburgh/Glasgow (and potentially Scottish 15s team) in next couple of years.

    1. 2nd game – solid win over a weak Kenya side.
      3rd game – outclassed by SA. Multiple turnovers at tackle as SA competing for everything, need to tighten up on the support against teams like this.

      Still, overall successful day 1. New Zealand in the next round I think…..

      England and Wales fail to qualify

  5. Hands in the ruck – Gatland for the Lions, again. Please for the love of Christ, FO.

  6. Day 2 Sevens

    Went well behind USA in the first half (again!). Impressive comeback in the second, just denied at the end by a somewhat dubious penalty for holding a player off the ball.

    Good wins against Australia and Samoa to secure 5th overall – a decent result.

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